What will be expected of me when I attend a worship service?
Nothing, except to behave respectfully. It is our aim to help visitors feel welcome and comfortable. You will never
be singled out or otherwise embarrassed during the service. You will not be expected to participate in the
elements of worship, though you are more than welcome to participate in any way you feel comfortable. Many
visitors will sing along to any songs they know, bow their heads during prayers, and sit quietly and respectfully. If
any visitor has questions about the sermon, the service, or anything Bible-related, please ask any member after
the service concludes.
What kind of music is used in the worship?
In restoring New Testament Christianity, the church of Christ employs the only music identified in the worship of
the New Testament church – a cappella singing. Our singing comes from the heart of each worshipper and
glorifies God in a spirit of love and gratitude (Colossians 3:16, Ephesians 5:19). We believe there is no scriptural
authority for engaging in acts of worship not found in the New Testament. This principle eliminates the use of
How often is the Lord’s supper eaten?
Members of the church of Christ look forward to assembling for worship each Lord’s day (Sunday). A central part
of the worship is the eating of the Lord’s supper (Acts 20:7). We observe the Lord’s Supper, also known as
communion, every Sunday morning in our 10:00 am worship service. We follow the pattern set by Christ when He
instituted His Supper in the gospels. A pattern commanded to the church in I Corinthians 11:17-34.
Will I be expected to give any money to the church?
No. The collection, or contribution, is taken only at the Lord's Day morning service (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). When
the collection basket is passed, each member gives a portion of money in proportion to their income and
according to their heart’s desire (2 Corinthians 8:12, 9:7). As a visitor, you will not be expected to contribute. You
should not feel embarrassed or ashamed to pass the basket to the worshipper sitting beside you.
What about the collection?
The collection or contribution is taken only at the Lord's Day morning service (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
When the collection basket is passed, each disciple gives a portion of money in proportion to their income (2 Corinthians 8:12).
As a visitor, you will not be expected to contribute.
How does one become a member of the church of Christ?
In the salvation of our soul, there are two necessary parts: God’s part and our part. The love which God felt for
man led him to send Christ into the world to redeem man. The life and teaching of Jesus, the sacrifice on the
cross, and the proclaiming of the gospel to men constitute God’s part in salvation. Though God’s part is the big
part, our part is also necessary if we are to reach heaven. We must comply with the conditions of forgiveness as
identified in the New Testament. To claim salvation and be forgiven of past sins, we must follow God’s plan:
Hear the Gospel.
“How shall they call on him whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe him whom
they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” – Romans 10:14
“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” – Romans 10:17
Believe and establish faith.
“Whoever believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who does not believe will be
condemned.” – Mark 16:16
“And without faith it is impossible to please him; for he who comes to God must believe that He is,
and that He is a rewarder of those diligently seek Him” – Hebrews 11:6
Repent of past sins.
“The times of ignorance God overlooked; but now He commands all people everywhere to
repent.” – Acts 17:30
Confess Jesus as Lord.
“For with the heart man believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto
salvation.” – Romans 10:10
“Behold here is water; What doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, if thou believeth with
all thy heart thou mayest. And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of
God.” – Acts 8:36-37
Be baptized for the remission of sins.
o “And Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for
the remission of your sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” – Acts 2:38
Live a Christian life.
o “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that
you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light”
– I Peter 2:9
Now that you are aware of a church in the 21st century which is built according to the pattern of Christ’s original
church, why not become a member of it? In becoming a member of it, you commit your life to the service of God
and will seek to grow in your love, faith, and knowledge of God’s plan for you and the church. You will strive to
live and worship just as the apostle-guided Christians of the first century did. If we do just what our Lord
commanded, we can know that our salvation is certain. Jesus died for you! We love Him because He first loved
us. Don’t allow His precious sacrifice to be in vain. Come grow with us as we go back to the Bible and back to
Christ and his church!